724-Working into the Future
Episode Title: Working into the Future
It’s no secret that younger generations are more set on having flexible jobs. Here’s how to use that to your advantage, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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Hello and welcome to The Perna Syndicate! One thing we know about workers from the younger generations is that if they aren’t satisfied, they’ll keep looking until they find an employer who gives them what they need. Oftentimes, topping this list is the freedom and flexibility that remote work offers.
By having a virtual or semi-virtual workplace, your organization can market itself to an entirely new subset of talent. Alongside flexibility, remote work can also offer other major advantages like a boost in creativity, performance, and yes, even engagement.
With the right approach to remote work, even your employee retention rate can blossom. It’s been shown that 54% of employees say they would change jobs for one that offered them more flexibility. This also leads to an average of 12% reduction in turnover. That is major—and even more so now, when the high cost of employee churn is hurting companies big time.
If you think the younger workforce is different from previous generations, it’s because they are. They grew up with the internet and see it as a resource to take their careers further. To work into the future, we have to adapt to this new dynamic.
Good enough is no longer good enough. If your organization wants to remain an employer of choice, you need to make sure your approach to remote work is serving everyone well. That’s one thing that is truly non-negotiable.
Tomorrow: We’ll recap the conversation about remote work and the biggest takeaways on how to make it work for everyone. See you next time on The Perna Syndicate!